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Rut-busting a Cleanse Month (plus Green Wraps!)

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You might have seen a few articles here and there on my blog talking a little bit about a Candida Cleanse Diet that I sometimes recommend to clients, where to find the ingredients for it, and a few recipes to make while you’re on it.   It provides excellent results, and can be so effective it shakes crud out of your body that you had no idea could even be in there.  (ew).

However, it can be a big challenge coming up with a fun meal to have while still maintaining the recommended dietary parameters of the cleanse.

I’ve done my fair share of cleanses…and I’m always glad to have done it…when it’s all done.  But part way through, I usually realize that I am eating the same 5 things every day and have entered the cleanse rut (*gasp*), where I have literally no ideas of what to make and food in general just makes me sad.

I’m going to share a new recipe that can be tailored to fit practically any cleanse, and is perfect to bust your cleanse-induced food rut! (it is particularly handy if you have a Naturopathic Doctor who likes to have you combine cleanses….*sigh*!)

3 tips for how to rut-bust your cleanse:

  1. Brainstorm “can have” food.  If you get a list of “don’t eat this” food…it can be hard remembering what other food exists.  Write it down (seriously).  Come up with meal ideas that you like…you will be glad that you did when you come home and are afraid that you’re going to have to eat plain carrots for dinner.  (This one has saved me several times).
  2. Make “snack attack” packs.  Whatever you do DON’T wait until you’re hungry to start to make food.  Have things on hand that you know that you can pull out and eat for a snack when you’re hungry so that you don’t just despair and eat something that isn’t ok for your specific cleanse (hummus and carrots, soy-nut butter and celery…they will help you to get through!)
  3. Get creative!  Never tried that quinoa hot cereal?  Now is your moment!  Never tried to roast an eggplant?  Read a tutorial(trust me) and do it! ( I found out the difficult way that eggplant can be delicious and smooth…or weird and foamy.)  Not sure about zucchini “noodles”?  Give them a try.  Everything tastes 100% better when you’re on a cleanse…like your body is celebrating that you found something edible to have that is ok to eat!  Not sure how to use collard greens?  Keep reading!  They are the star of the article! (Don’t be worried…they taste really nice).

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Spiced Chicken, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Collard Wrap

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 4-5 small/medium cooking onions
  • 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp. Chipotle pepper (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp. Paprika (ground)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 medium Butternut squash (peeled, seeded and diced)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 2 Bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 bunch Collard greens (washed and de-stemmed).
  • Toppings: tomatoes, avocado slices, hummus.

Instructions:

  1. Slice the onions thinly and layer them on the bottom of a heavy, lidded pan (I used a dutch oven), and then lay your chicken on top of them.
  2. Mix together the Chipotle pepper, paprika, salt and pepper and sprinkle it over the chicken.
  3. Cook the chicken over medium heat, covered, for 20-30 minutes, until a meat thermometer confirms that it is done.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, lay your diced squash on a baking sheet, drizzle it with olive oil and then sprinkle it with the rosemary, and some more salt and pepper.  Toss the squash to coat it thoroughly.
  5. Bake the squash in the over for 35-45 minutes at 375F, turning it over at the halfway point.
  6. Cook the quinoa (I use 2 cups of water, boiling, and then add 1 cup of rinsed raw quinoa).  (It takes about 15 minutes to cook).
  7. Prepare all of your toppings.  (I usually put them all in dishes so that everyone can make a wrap that they like at the table.  You can always include your favourite sauces in the wraps as well).
  8. When the chicken is cooked, I like to dice it into manageable pieces and service with some of the onions (if you like those.  I do!)
  9. Wrap all of it up in your collard greens and enjoy!

Collard greens aren’t bitter, and they hold together so well.  They don’t rip when you try to wrap them, but you also don’t need a jaw of steel to eat them.  They are perfectly made for wraps!  Until now, I had been afraid of them in the store…who knew what a collard was?!  (Unless you’d heard about them in the Veggie Tales theme song…)  But they were a happy discovery, and a new kitchen staple.  You can pretty much put whatever you want in them.  If you’re feeling extra daring, you can even stuff them with your roasted eggplant….*high five* multitasking!

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(I also tried these wraps with lemon and basil chicken, and it was so nice as well!  If you’d like the recipe for this style of chicken, let me know and maybe I will be able to do a post on it!)

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Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know in the comments below what your favourite food discovery has been!

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The Detox Dilemma

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Happy Monday, everyone!

I trust you’re having a great start to the week.  (Mondays are a great day to start everything off freshly!)  I wanted to quickly share with you some things that I’ve been want to for a while now.  The issue of the “detox”.  Right now, it’s very popular to do different cleanses and diets and drink strange medicinal-tasting things in the hopes of ridding your body of things that are not good for it that it may have acquired due to diet, environments, etc.  There are different motivations behind these: better health, losing weight, feeling more confident, a pang of health-consciousness etc.  None of those are bad in their own right, but it’s also wise to investigate it before you jump in feet first. Continue reading

Sweet September Apple Butter (Cleanse Staple!)

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Hello!

Since its Wednesday again, and I haven’t done one for a little bit, I thought I’d share a recipe with you that you can use if you are completing the Candida Cleanse diet.  You always see things like this in the store in the organics section and you secretly think “why am I spending 5 dollars on this…I feel like I could make it myself”.  But then you have doubts like “what if there’s some secret thing you need to do to make apples into butter” or “Is there dairy in this?  Why is it called ‘butter’?” or “they’re charging me 5 dollars, it must be very hard to make.”  All of these are not true of this recipe!  This is the most sweet, thick and bursting-with-apple-glory butter you will come across, and it’s so easy!  So many breakfasts during the last 20 days of the cleanse are made brighter with a little apple butter.  It can perk up even the most healthy-tasting of spelt soda breads with ease. Continue reading

Lemony Spiced Tahini Carrot Ribbons

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I’m so glad that it’s the start of a new week, and this carrot dish is just the thing to start it off correctly!  After lots of errands and running around, this is a great addition to any dinner.  When carrots are fresh and they cook a little they get sweet and more soft, and the tahini sauce isn’t too thick or overpowering, but really complements the carrots to make them the star of the dish.  Sauces or additions to foods shouldn’t hide them, it should showcase the ingredients and encourage them along. Continue reading

Hummus: Creamy Spiced Avocado or Toasted Garlic (Cleanse Staple)

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Hummus is always a great staple, especially for lunches and take-along snacks.  It’s full of protein, and fills you up.  On Wednesdays I’ve been trying to share a few different food ideas for while completing the 30-Day Candida Cleanse.  Hummus is always a big part of this cleanse for me, and there are so many ways to adjust it to accommodate the different requirements that today, I’m sharing two variations. Continue reading

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